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Ford just made a tour de force show of its latest Sync in-car infotainment in a Lincoln Nautilus. Besides sporting an edge-to-edge panoramic display controlled by a central 11-inch touchscreen, the system is the first time Sync will be based on Google's Android OS with graphics powered by Epic's Unreal engine.  In... Read more...
Despite what the press is saying lately about electric cars being inoperable in the extreme cold of winter, dropping like flies left and right, a report by a Norwegian road assistance company says otherwise. This report's real-world numbers suggest that the failure rate of EV versus ICE (internal combustion engine)... Read more...
Google searches on Android are getting cooler and more versatile with two new Google Search features. One of those is called Circle to Search, which enables users to search for anything without switching apps activated with simple gesture. The other is a Gemini-powered multi-search experience where you just point your... Read more...
In two years, those funny and creative messages on electronic road signs that we've come to anticipate and love will be no more. Somebody at the high levels of the U.S. Federal Highway Administration apparently has lost their funny bone and has given states two years to comply to the ban. Talk about administrative... Read more...
According to latest market data presented by the IDC (International Data Corporation), Apple has overtaken Samsung as the world's biggest smartphone brand in 2023 in terms of sales and market share. And this is despite last year being a generally slower year for many of the major players. Apple has something to be... Read more...
Apple's next WWC (Worldwide Developer Conference) is quite a ways off, but steam is starting to build for the upcoming iPhone 16, including what it looks like and what it might mean for consumers from a hardware and features standpoint. Notably, a new leak is claiming that the features disparity between Pro and... Read more...
A recreated Atari 400 for the 2020s is going up for pre-order right now by Retro Games. For $120, owners get to enjoy emulated Atari 8-bits games (25 pre-installed, others side-loadable) with the included THECXSTICK, a USB-powered Atari CX-40 joystick lookalike.  UK-based Retro Game—in collaboration with Atari and... Read more...
We're barely into 2024 and Google is already busy killing off personnel, products, and services. Google Assistant, it seems, is getting some pre-Spring deep cleaning done with the removal of 17 features (plus one change affecting the microphone shortcut on Android phones) spanning Google's speakers, Wear OS, and... Read more...
More than a few exhibitors at CES 2024 seem to believe that smart rings are the next big fad in wearable tech. For one (er, two), Amazfit's Helio Ring and WHSP Ring would like a place on your hands the next time you hit the gym or go to sleep. For folks who abhor or have gotten tired of wearing watches, these rings... Read more...
Did a Sony executive just remotely steer the company's Afeela EV prototype onto stage with nothing but a PS5 DualSense controller at CES 2024? Yes, and it certainly wowed the crowd, but Sony is quick to point out that this was a tech demo only. Thank goodness—imagine grandma getting a hold of this. As we covered... Read more...
It's here—the Apple Vision Pro spatial virtual headset will be available in the US in less than a month. If you have an extra $3,500 lying around, you can put your order down for a unit (early-adopter bugs and all) on pre-order on Friday, January 19. Apple has announced that the highly-anticipated Apple Vision Pro... Read more...
Today at CES 2024, Alienware has not just announced a new generation of its haloed gaming PCs and laptops, but also a slew of monitors, keyboards, and mice. Let's take a closer look at what's coming our way soon. With expected in-person attendance at CES to be stronger than ever, major brands are going all-in on... Read more...
As expected, Lenovo is ringing in the new year and CES 2024 with a slew of new laptop models, including from its Yoga and IdeaPad lines, among others. Of course, with AI on everybody's lips nowadays, Lenovo laptops are endowed with some AI smarts aimed at improving productivity and efficiency. At the top, the... Read more...
Oppo has done it again by one-upping every major smartphone brand with its Find X7 Ultra, at least in the camera department. Sporting four (yes, FOUR) Sony 50MP sensors—two of which are periscopic lenses—the phone is aiming high indeed. Pity we won't get it here in the US. The ultimate flagship experience... Read more...
Apple's iPhone 16 won't even hit the shelves until the later part of this year and yet, the iPhone 17 rumor mill is already busy churning away. The latest report points to a significant upgrade to the front selfie camera leading to a smaller Dynamic Island. Reputed Apple and tech analyst, Kuo Ming-Chi, speculated... Read more...
There's a cool new accessory that will give your iPhone 14 and 15 a physical keyboard just like an old-school Blackberry. Ideal for typists who lament using on-screen keyboards, Clicks Creator is available now... as long as you can stomach the price.  Targeted at creative folks with plenty of cash to burn, the... Read more...
Minisforum is dropping a new Windows tablet soon and it's looking to be a beast. It'll be one of the first tablets to rock an AMD Ryzen 7 8040 series SoC plus a very smooth 165Hz 14-inch display. The Minisforum V3 is expected to go on pre-order during the first quarter of this year. Initially announced in October... Read more...
A small but nifty feature is coming to Google Maps on Android Auto and CarPlay that allows you to see 3D graphics of buildings when navigating between points. This feature has never been seen before on Google's ubiquitous mapping app. 3D maps on Google Maps have been available for a number of years now, giving... Read more...
Deaf and hard of hearing gamers might have something to rejoice thanks to a new product called Audio Radar. Using RGBW light bars located around a monitor, Audio Radar allows the user so "see" and visualize the directionality of audio events in video games. Directional audio cues that gamers can "see". Globally... Read more...
Samsung is ready to unveil its latest robot vacuum entry, just in time for CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2024. Its new robot cleaner will not just vacuum and mop your home, it will employ some cool tricks as well as advanced AI smarts to better recognize objects and surface types. It seems like every year in the... Read more...
Samsung's last couple of Galaxy S-series phone haven't really set the world on fire unlike its predecessors, but if recent rumors are to be believed, the upcoming Galaxy S24 could turn the market on its head. A new leak postulates that the top-of-the-line Galaxy S24 Ultra might bring 4K 120fps video recording to the... Read more...
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S owners got a pre-holiday treat with the release of Baldur's Gate 3 on the console, but that gift quickly turned sour with a nasty bug that deleted saved games when players exited the title. Fortunately, the game's developers have suggested a temporary fix until a proper update addresses the... Read more...
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